Cops issue strong warning as groups plan road marches | Loop Jamaica

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The police say they have been alerted that various social groups are planning an illegal march to culminate at Jamaica House and King’s House for Friday, October 22.

Among the groups organizing the illegal march are ‘We the People (United Nations)’, a group led by entertainer Shawn McDonald, otherwise called ‘JahDorE’ and the United Independence Congress.

The police wish to make it clear that it is unlawful for any public march to take place without a permit.

Permits for public marches in Kingston and St Andrew are issued by the Commissioner of Police.

No permit has been issued for the intended march on Friday, October 22 and the organizers are being warned not to carry out their planned action.

Additionally, Kings House and Jamaica House are Scheduled Premises under section 4 of the Public Order Act. Therefore, persons are being warned that no such activity should take place within 200 yards of these premises.

The police are also aware of the intention to have children participate in the march.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force along with their partner agency, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency will be monitoring the situation to ensure that children are not exposed to danger.

The police wish to make it clear that any breach of the Child Care and Protection Act or any other act in respect to children will be dealt with in accordance with the law.